About Lancaster, PA


Dutch Country charm with sweeping country vistas and big-city amenities

Surrounded by abundant farmland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is located in south central Pennsylvania and is most well-known as the gateway to Pennsylvania Dutch Country, one of the largest Amish communities in the world. While the Amish have made a choice to live without many modern amenities, the city of Lancaster couldn't have more of them, offering a big-city feel in an idyllic setting. The city has family-friendly attractions like the Science Factory and Dutch Wonderland with the Turkey Hill Experience and Herseypark also nearby.

Lancaster has a long tradition of fine craftsmanship for furniture. This tradition has begun to grow with a large number of arts and culture centers including a chamber orchestra and regional theater, and a full calendar of events throughout the year. It is also has award-winning restaurants and a bustling downtown district. Lancaster is also home to Franklin & Marshall College, founded in 1787, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country founded on contributions from Benjamin Franklin.

With the mix of academics, family friendly activities and city amenities, Lancaster has something to offer everyone. The homes for sale and living options reflect this and because, similar to Harrisburg, the cost of living is below the national average, it is a very affordable area to purchase in.

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Lancaster Schools and Demographics


Elementary Schools near Lancaster, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Brownstown El School KG - 06 600 12 17508
Centerville Elementary School KG - 06 515 14 17601
East Petersburg Elementary School KG - 06 425 14 17520
Fritz El School KG - 06 710 15 17601
Leola El School KG - 06 300 12 17540
Neff School KG - 04 350 16 17601
Nitrauer School KG - 04 487 15 17601
Schaeffer School KG - 04 300 19 17601

Middle Schools near Lancaster, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Centerville Middle School 07 - 08 600 14 17601
Landis Run Intermediate School 05 - 06 950 14 17601

High Schools near Lancaster, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Conestoga Valley Senior High School 09 - 12 1,371 14 17601
Manheim Twp High School 09 - 12 1,600 14 17601

Ungraded Schools near Lancaster, PA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Lancaster County Ctc-brownstown Campus 11 - 12 400 0 17508

Demographics near Lancaster, PA 17606

Zip Code City
Population 61,160 551,026
Population Density 8,459 584
Median Age 34.8 39.5
People per Household 2.6 2.6
Median Household Income 43,675 64,285
Average Income per Capita 22,032 31,215

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